National Capital Region (Ottawa) Chapter

2016 Chapter Meetings  
Meetings will be at 101 Centrepointe.

No meetings in July and August.

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (approx)


Ben Franklin Place
Room 1C
101 Centrepointe Drive (Main intersection, Baseline Rd. &  Woodroffe Ave)
Nepean, ON



LINKEDIN - National Region Chapter

Presentation by Scott Bissett, Armstrong Monitoring - at the May 14, 2019 Chapter Meeting
Gas Detection for Commercial Buildings

Presentation by Alan Cavers - CAN/ULC S561 - Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres - Changes Coming

Presentation by Ralph Coco - at the March 2016 Chapter Meeting
"Sprinkler Monitoring Products"

Presentation by Steve Wallace - at the February 2016 Chapter Meeting
"Visual Alarms, Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms"

Presentation by Victor Wooton, Manager of A/T Firestop and Fireproofing Solutions Inc., A Specialty Firestop Contractor 
 "Firestop: What is it, Why important, Who is responsible, Where required and How to meet code requirements"

Smoke Alarm presentation from our November 2015 chapter meeting.
"Smoke Alarms – Ontario, NCR Chapter Meeting Presentation November 2015"

Presentation from our June 18, 2015 chapter meeting.
Presentation by Marc Fortin, Eng., Technical Advisor Canadian Codes Centre, NRC Construction on the topic of proposed changes to the 2015 National Building Code of Canada. Discussion on changes to Part 3.2.4 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems  & Part 9.10 Fire Protection.  This presentation is a highlight of the changes related to fire alarm systems that will be introduced in the NBC and NFC.  

Presentation at our December 2014 Chapter meeting:
"Inspection and Testing of Power Supply and Emergency Backup Power"
Presented by Louis-Philippe Gagnon, Fire & Security Systems Group, ULC of Canada Inc.

Presentation at our Nov 19, 2014 Chapter meeting:
‘BATTERIES’ – presented by Jason Taylor, Technical Specialist, OEM Support , GS Battery - Canada
·         “UL” designation
·         Battery Life
·         Testing
·         Inspection
·         Trouble Shooting


CFAA-NCR September Meeting

May 2014 Chapter Meeting presentation
OBC Requirements for Emergency Power and Fire Rated Wiring

Presentation from our January 2014 meeting:

2012 OBC Changes
Summary of key changes to Life Safety and Fire Protection Systems for CFAA
January 22, 2014

Backgrounder:  Fire Alarm related 2012 Code changes

(Information obtained from the MMAH Consultation for Potential Changes for the next edition of the Building Code, October – November 2010)

CAN/ULC-S561-03 Presentation by Alan Cavers, Ottawa 2013
Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems

Fire Alarm Door Hardware - Problems and Solutions  presentation by Gerry Atkin, Ingersoll Rand

The TSSA presentation that was given at our November 2013 chapter meeting.

Technical Seminar date October 15, 2014, location Carleton University, Ottawa - visit for more information or to register


National Capital Region (Ottawa) Chapter Directors 2016/17

  Gerry Landmesser
Mircom Group 

  Rob Clark
  1st Vice President
Ottawa Community Housing Corp.

  Aaron Lee
  2nd Vice President + Secretary

Jensen Hughes


  Paul Latreille
Morrison Hershfield
  613 739 9886 ext.1022316            

  Eric Vaillancourt
Pageau Morel

  Marc Corbeil 
Building Code Services Branch
City of  Ottawa
  613-580-2424 ext. 12785

  Bruce Nolan

SNC Lavalin

James Derks
Tyco Integrated Fire & Security


David Abson

  Douglas Fire